Incredible Health Benefits of Cranberries

Pilgrims called them “Craneberries” because of the resemblence of Sandhill cranes in their blossoms. Most folks now call them “Cranberries”. They grow on vines, not in water. They lay in bogs, which are impermeable beds layered with sand, peat, gravel, and clay. Native Americans used cranberries for food, dyes and medicine as early as the 1550’s (or earlier?). European settlers adopted the Native American uses of the fruit and experimented with new uses.

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9 Reasons Your Body Wants Beets

Beets have been a treasured vegetable throughout history. In Roman times, beet greens were widely enjoyed, and the beetroot itself was reserved for medicinal purposes only. Fast forward to modern times. Beet greens are typically thrown away by consumers who are unaware of their rich nutritional values. Beet root is enjoyed most frequently in the form of sugar beet, which provides sugar to numerous processed foods. Unfortunately, sugar beet is nowhere close to medicinal when it’s consumed in sugary processed foods.

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Easy, Delicious Green Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Why is it that we use holidays as an excuse to overload ourselves with toxic, nutrient-depleting sweets and other junk food? Saint Patrick’s day doesn’t need to be centered around overloading ourselves with fake-dye, green junk food. This post isn’t centered on sweet treats, but is focused on delicious, nutrient-dense green foods. My favorite things about St. Patrick’s Day this year are the lengthening days, the promises of spring in the budding crocuses, and cabbage. I LOVE cabbage, in part because I love all green food. This year I’m dining at Audrienne’s house for St Patty’s Day. Audrienne is one of my Dietitian

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Easy Brussels Sprouts with lemon, cumin and ghee

Click here to see my video on how to make this easy and delicious dish. This recipe is darn tasty, as the Brussels are seasoned with lemon zest, cumin seeds, and ghee (recipe below). Part of the trick to Brussels sprouts and any Brassica (such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage) is to have it properly cooked. If you want to help Brussels sprouts win over a crowd (like your kids, spouse, or yourself), this recipe is the one to try.

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